Wednesday, April 26, 2017

G is for Good Life Complements


Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter G. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their G element will be featured in their post.


If you came from Jenifer then you're on the right track!

For my G, I decided to use the Good Life Complements. I love how bright and sparkly these are!




I paired the Good Life Complements with paper from the Some Kinds Wonderful Paper Packet as well as the Adventure Fundamentals. 



Look at these gorgeous embellishments! The title stickers, glitter arrow, gold stars and washi strips are all from the Good Life Complements and make decorating a page so easy!



Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Diana of Farmer Di Stamps.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Complementary Cards

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Complements.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Annette you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

I decided to make two cards using the Some Kinda Wonderful Complements as these are bright and chherful, sure to bring a smile to anyone's face!



I focused on the animal stickers for these cards, as I have a couple of nieces with birthdays coming up and I wanted something cute and whimsical.



The first card uses one of the PML cards from the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet, which I paired with Raspberry cardstock. The PML just said 'wonderful' and so I added the 'hope your day is' with a stamp. I also added some black star sparkles around the card. The Complements I used on this card were the turtle, the stripy heart and the dark blue love heart circle. These blend in so well with the spotty paper design!



The second card uses two zip strips from the paper packet, as well as the fun Raspberry patterned paper. I added the cat and the speech bubble to the White Daisy panel, and stamped the sentiment in the speech bubble using Black ink. I also used some of the black glitter embellishments from the Some Kinda Wonderful Complements, and added more of the star sparkle stamping and Blue Enamel Dots.



Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback!

Next on our blog hop is Corinna from Corinna's Crafts. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.


Complete list of blogs participating:

Monday, April 17, 2017

For a Wonderful Woman

So many things in life are wonderful- the world around us, chocolate chip cookies, and of course friends and family!

My mother in law is am amazing woman, and I wanted to make her a card to let her know I was thinking of her during a difficult time.

I used the Hello Lovely Paper Packet as the base of this card, and used the coordinating cardstock to perfectly match the patterned paper.



I stamped the sentiment in Fern cardstock, which is from the retired For Family stamp set. I added some of the Hello Lovely Complements around the white cardstock, as well as a sticker on top of the Green Shimmer Trim.

What do you think is wonderful? Join up your Wonderful World projects with us this week over at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful Australasian Blog Hop



Hello and welcome aboard our Some Kinda Wonderful Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Maz then you are in the right place.

If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a creation which features Close To My Heart’s April Featured collection, Some Kinda Wonderful.


I have seen a lot of cards and layouts using the beautiful Raspberry colour associated with this Paper Packet, but I wanted to showcase how this collection could be masculine too.

It was my brother's birthday last Friday so I made him this fun card using one of my favourite birthday stamp sets. I picked out the Black, Glacier and Willow colours from the Some Kinda Wonderful collection to create this card, and I also used the Black and White Dots that come with this collection.



This Workshop Your Way collection can be yours for just $46NZD.  Individual components can be ordered from your CTMH consultant.

If you do not have a consultant please contact me or place an order here.

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Georgia Creates.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

F is for Friends



Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their F element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Darlys  then you're on the right track!

For this letter, I decided to feature the Happy To Be Friends stamp set, as I wanted to make some cards to give to my friends as a thank you for all that they do for me.


I started off by choosing my colour scheme of Colonial White, Ruby and Peacock.



I firstly stamped my sentiment in Black ink using the Happy To Be Friends stamp set. Then I added the larger flower cluster to the left hand side using Ruby ink.



I repeated the large flower cluster in Peacock ink. I played with different placement on both cards so that they wouldn't be exactly the same.



I then filled in most of the gaps using the smaller single flower and Fern ink.



As my finishing touch to the floral border, I added some of the Gold Glitter Gems in varying sizes.



I matted my stamped panel onto the Ruby and Peacock cardstock.



And here are the finished cards, placed on a Colonial White card base and ready to give to my friends!



Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Diana!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Featured Products Blog Hop- Some Kinda Wonderful

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is the Some Kinda Wonderful collection


If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can find the complete list at the end of this post.   If you came here from Annette you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

As soon as I saw these papers I knew they wold be perfect for an 80s party I went to! I used one of the WYW layouts and modified some of the papers and photo placements.



This friends Complement sticker was a perfect addition to the layout as my group of friends are wonderful! I also added some of the black glitter Complements and the Black and White Dots, which are both included in the WYW or available separately.



I used one of the journal boxes from the PML pages included in the Paper Packet, and added a matching green arrow from the Complements. Those black accents on the edges of the journal box are the eyelashes in the Complement Pack, which I used as journal corners.



Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here. If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is Corinna from Corinna's Crafts. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

Complete list of blogs participating:

Monday, April 3, 2017

April Showers bring May Flowers

It is definitely April Showers this week as the weather forecast is looking particularly gloomy- the school run today involved the car and multiple umbrellas!

This week's challenge at H2H is April Showers- and for me it conjures up images of flowers that will be blossoming after the rain.

I pulled out a half-created layout featuring flowers and the retired Penelope Paper Packet. I especially love the combination of stamped and fussy cut images, and so i created a cluster focal point with flowers using this technique. I sponged the centre of the stamped flower with Lagoon ink for extra contrast and stamped the sentiment in Black and Lagoon ink to make the word friend stand out.

Here is the completed layout- notice the subtle floral touches in the paper (yay for Zip Strips) and the triple matting of the photo to make it stand out.



The finishing touches were some washi tape and glitter gems, and now I have a layout showcasing one of my favourite pictures of me and my friend Amy.